Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Established by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of providing trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to clients throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household business, were dedicated not only to our clients but to being excellent stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, fantastic grandson. That dedication to sustainability has prompted Baumans to progressively invest in energy efficiency for more than a years– cutting yearly natural gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and providing yearly energy expense savings of approximately $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up a new greenhouse, Baumans reached out to greenhouse supplier OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient model made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big area with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains quite consistent,” said Bauman.
Due to the fact that of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is expected to conserve an estimated $10,700 in annual gas expenses compared to single-wall building. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon cash incentive of $2,400 to assist offset the added expense.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Feel confident, well be doing more jobs in the future,” stated Bauman.
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